British Prime Minister, David Cameron is one of many that have hailed Sangat TV’s Birmingham riots coverage.
He said its coverage was an example of a media company۪s commitment to social responsibility. Sangat TV became the unlikely hero during the time of unrest in the country with its live coverage from the Birmingham riots.
Launched in September 2010, the channel is owned by charity organisation Sangat Trust and is supported by donations from gurdwaras and individuals across the UK. Most of its programming is in Punjabi and includes gurbani۪ and educational programming.
Media commentator Josh Halliday wrote in The Guardian that “While broadcasting Goliaths such as Sky News and ITN have flown in big-name presenters, a couple of Sikh men armed with a point-and-shoot camera have stolen the headlines.”